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Hydrodynamic and Hydromagnetic Stability

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The Nobel Laureate's monumental study surveys hydrodynamic and hydromagnetic stability as a branch of experimental physics. Among the subjects treated: thermal instability of a layer of fluid heated from below, the Benard problem, stability of Couette flow, and the Kelvin-Helmholtz instability.

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The Nobel Laureate's monumental study surveys hydrodynamic and hydromagnetic stability as a branch of experimental physics, surveying thermal instability of a layer of fluid heated from below, Benard problem, more.

About the Author

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar: A Shining Star

The great Indian astrophysicist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (1910-1995), recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1983 for his work on the later evolutionary stages of massive stars, was not only the author of several books reprinted by Dover over many years, but a frequent and highly valued reviewer of titles in his field during the 1970s and 1980s. Chandrasekhar's books, published by Dover, are: An Introduction to the Theory of Stellar Structure, 1967; Hydrodynamic and Hydromagnetic Stability, 1981; Principles of Stellar Dynamics, 2005; Ellipsoidal Figures of Equilibrium, 1987; and Radiative Transfer, 1960.

For those concerned with the distant future ― the really distant future ― Chandrasekhar's name will always be associated with the Chandrasekhar Limit, the figure of 1.44 solar masses, the minimal mass above which a dying star will collapse into a black hole following a supernova. People on Earth need not be bothered anticipating such drama: for us, when the sun dies, the lights will just go out. In astrophysical terms, our sun will at that point be a stable white dwarf.

Critical Acclaim for Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar:

"Any new fact or insight that I may have found has not seemed to me as a 'discovery' of mine, but rather something that had always been there and that I had chanced to pick up. I discovered true mathematical elegance from Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar." ― Carl Sagan

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486640716
Author:
Chandrasekhar, S.
Author:
Chandrasekha
Author:
Physics
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
Engineering - Electrical & Electronic
Subject:
Mechanics
Subject:
Dynamics
Subject:
Hydraulics
Subject:
Magnetohydrodynamics
Subject:
Hydrodynamics
Subject:
Mechanics - General
Subject:
Electricity
Subject:
Science Reference-Technology
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Dover ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Books on Physics
Series Volume:
19
Publication Date:
19810231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
704
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.63 in 1.67 lb

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